Load up your KYMCO or Kawasaki and join one of the best UTV off-roading tours around the country. Even for the weekend warrior, joining a tour brings an unprecedented sense of adventure and camaraderie. It can be dangerous to learn all the bends and valleys of a brand-new trail on your own, but with local guides and fellow riders, you can turn an exploration into an adventure for the record books. Incredible tours can be found around the country and the world, but what you need is a list of the cream of the crop.
1. Red River Off-Road: Red River, New Mexico
“Where the pavement ends and the fun begins” is the motto of this well-established touring company, which specializes in UTVs, Sno-Cats and snowmobile tours. You can choose to bring your own ride, be a passenger or rent a new-to-you UTV if you are in the market for an addition. Tours are available year-round, and with its convenient proximity to Angel Fire and Taos, you can really make a vacation out of it.
2. Andicuri UTV Off-Road Safari: Aruba
This is one safari you will never forget. Since it is (likely) an international flight away for many UTV riders, plan on renting a UTV before taking off on the Andicuri Trail. As you explore the outback of Aruba, cruising along coastlines and stopping at the Alto Vista Chapel or nearby gold mill remnants, you will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in paradise. Riders are equipped with snacks, water and guides who know this slice of paraiso like their own back yard — because, luckily for them, it is.
3. Carolina Adventure World: Winnsboro, South Carolina
You can bring your UTV or rent one any time of the year, but many riders prefer to cherry pick special events to attend. From the Night Ride to Battle Frog, Cow Patty Bingo to full-fledged camping extravaganzas peppered heavily with UTV trail riding, there is something for everyone in this slice of the Carolinas. Mix in a little horseback riding to shake things up and you have designed the ultimate off-the-grid getaway.
4. Rocky River Adventure Tours: Laughlin, Nevada
True UTV lovers own and operate this trail-riding business 90 minutes outside of Sin City, and they recently picked up a few Polaris 900s which are available to rent. Boasted as 29 percent faster than the next closest competitor, riders are encouraged to bring their own UTV, but you may just want to take Rocky River’s latest acquisition for a spin.
Really getting the most out of your purchase or love of UTVs is going to require scoping out some new trails. Fortunately, you can find nearly endless options from your neighborhood trails to some exotic, far-off locations waiting to be discovered by you and your UTV.